Barbra Streisand is so annoyed at the state of American politics that she eats pancakes with stress and increases her weight, she recently said in an interview with The New York Times.
And according to a new survey, she is not alone.
People who identify themselves as Democrats – which Streisand relentlessly – said they would "give up their feelings" to cope with the political climate, in response to a new poll, YouGov, on behalf of the Health-Tracker App Daily Burn had done.
The Democrats admitted twice as often to drink more than they look at the polls.
But the leftist coping mechanisms were not all bad. While Republicans were less likely to indulge their vices, the likelihood that the Democrats would train through training was 40 percent higher.
Streisand describes her album Walls released today as "Anti-Trump". Both food and singing were places where the political strength of the musical icon took place
Stress affects each of us in different ways, but it seems that political stress somehow affects us all.
Earlier this year, the American Psychological Association (APA) released the results of its 2016 stress survey.
Two-thirds of Americans said politics would freak their nerves, no matter which side of the aisle they were sitting on. Even teens and teens in the US call politics a stressor.
As a society, we are more stressed than ever, and we have learned that stress damages our brain, our body, and our long-term health.
However, there are many immediate symptoms and signs of stress, and we tend to act in a special way.
And one of the first behaviors that change is the appetite. Some people lose their appetite for food in tense times while others struggle to control themselves.
Barbra Streisand falls unabated into the latter category when she first appeared on Twitter in March.
Donald Trump makes me gain weight. I start the day with liquids, but after the morning news I eat with maple syrup choked pancakes! ", She tweeted in March 2017.
And it is a persistent problem.
Streisand became so angry with the Trump administration that she released a Walls today, a new album protesting against the president – and continuing to eat (possibly over-) pancakes.
Streisand has been dealing with pancakes and politics for a long time. In this photo of 1994, the musical icon of soup serves at a political lunch (image file)
If the Democrats do not win a majority vote in next week's election, Babs told the New York Times that she would either flee to Canada or continue with the pancakes.
"I'm so sad about this thing happening in our country, it makes me fat, I heard what he said now, and I have to go eat pancakes now, and pancakes are very fattening," she said.
But reassuringly she added that she made them "with wholesome flour – almond flour, coconut flour".
The researchers believe that the stress hormone can increase the overall appetite.
And sugary and fatty foods seem to make our brain release the neurochemical feel-good dopamine that has the opposite effect of stress.
So the comfort food effect is real, but that does not mean that Democrats (or you) should rely too much on these last days before the midterm elections.
Emotional food can become the beginning of a vicious cycle, and as Babs has noted, the weight you gain can not be so easily diminished as the pancakes diminish.
Harvard University advises on meditation, social support, and (as Daily Burn would undoubtedly be happy to do) against stress and keeping food cravings at bay.